Carolina Hurricanes: 5 possible destinations for Micheal Ferland

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Flame away

The chances of Micheal Ferland being traded back to Calgary are fairly minimal, I know. However, the Flames would still benefit from re-acquiring the man they traded last summer. His last season with the team saw him set career highs in goals (21), assists (20), points (41), shots (144) and TOI (15:06). He is on pace the top all of those career-bests with the Carolina Hurricanes this season.

Ferland’s role on the Flames’ top line was usurped by none other than Elias Lindholm, but a left side of Johnny Gaudreau, Matthew Tkachuk and Micheal Ferland would be a skillful, nasty, and just downright really nasty combination. There would also be no worries about the rental struggling to adapt to new surroundings or tactics – Ferland slots straight in, and simply heads straight into battle.

Potential package: Sam Bennett + 2019 CGY 3rd round pick

The Canes don’t need to acquire a top six forward by trading away a defenseman. They can acquire one from the Calgary Flames by sending Ferland back out west, and acquiring former 18-year-old Sam Bennett. He continues to underwhelm for the Flames, with just 19 points in 49 games, and is in the same boat as Nino Niederreiter – he needs a fresh start. The Carolina Hurricanes would be an excellent team with whom to kickstart his career.

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There are many more teams who could have an interest in acquiring Micheal Ferland – the likes of the Boston Bruins, Edmonton Oilers and Vancouver Canucks were mentioned when the original rumor came to light. As it looks more and more likely that the Carolina Hurricanes will indeed deal the former Calgary Flame, which of these teams’ potential trade packages would excite you most?